T. Kingfisher’s NETTLE & BONE, a subversive fairy tale about what happens when the overlooked characters of fantasy take the stage, has received three starred reviews!
“Blending fairy-tale familiarity and common-sense characters, Kingfisher’s prose balances grim circumstances with humor and heart. Readers of Alix E. Harrow’s A SPINDLE SPLINTERED and Melissa Albert’s THE HAZEL WOOD series should pick this up immediately.”–Library Journal, starred review
“The plot snaps along as quickly as a good joke, and beneath the whimsy, there’s an underlying sympathy and sincerity that enables Kingfisher to handle tricky issues like domestic violence with great compassion and care…this marvelous romp will delight Kingfisher’s fans and fairy tale lovers alike.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[T]he characters of the main party are lovable and easy to root for, and seeing how the next happily-ever-after trope will be subverted is a big part of the fun. Highly recommended for fans of fractured fables like Naomi Novik’s UPROOTED (2015) and Helen Oyeyemi’s GINGERBREAD (2019).”–Booklist, starred review
NETTLE & BONE by T. Kingfisher; 9781250244048; 4/26/22.